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IFC Flash Essay Contest for Women in Manufacturing 2023

Join the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and its partners at the IFC’s 4th Global Manufacturing Conference: Accelerating Solutions for Sustainable Manufacturing. The event will take place in Vienna, Austria on September 26-28, 2023. The Conference will bring together leading manufacturers, government leaders, industry experts, and financial and development institutions to network, share experiences, and explore new technologies and business models that companies can leverage to accelerate solutions for sustainable manufacturing.

Through engaging sessions and interactive panel discussions, They will cover the following topics, touching on innovation through people, process, and technology:

  • Making Manufacturers More Sustainable: Strategies, tactics, and new technologies to encourage companies to transition to cleaner energy, adopt circularity principles, and become more efficient through conservation and waste reduction
  • Policies and Principles: A review of the state and status of sustainability policies and company commitments. Are they working and are they enough to meet the Paris goals?
  • Mobilizing Financing: The role that sustainable financing, concessional financing, and multilateral development banks play in accelerating industrial decarbonization
  • A Just Transition: How to balance country capabilities and development needs to create a just transition to a more sustainable world for everyone
  • Greening Supply Chains: How incentive financing and initiatives like IFC’s Global Trade Supply Finance are helping suppliers become greener, cleaner, more efficient, and better equipped to transact with global brands and global value chains

Join the FLASH ESSAY CONTEST and Win an opportunity to attend the conference for free

IFC’s manufacturing activities are a vital part of the World Bank Group’s overall mission to promote sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty in developing countries. Through its manufacturing investments and advisory services, IFC creates opportunities for local businesses to generate employment and drive technological and economic innovations that enable workers and their communities to thrive. Creating the conditions for excellence that underpin successful industrial development requires strengthening every link in the supply chain and making sure that manufacturers, brands, and workers have the tools, finances, information, and expertise they need to compete in an increasingly dynamic global marketplace.

About International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset-management services to encourage private-sector development in less developed countries. The IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. in the United States. It was established in 1956, as the private-sector arm of the World Bank Group, to advance economic development by investing in for-profit and commercial projects for poverty reduction and promoting development The IFC's stated aim is to create opportunities for people t... continue reading

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IFC Flash Essay Contest

Application Deadline04 Sep 2023
SponsorInternational Finance Corporation (IFC)
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of IFC Flash Essay Contest

  • Winners of IFC’s Flash Essay Contest will be offered funding to attend IFC’s 4th Global Manufacturing Conference in Vienna, Austria on September 26-28, 2023, and join members of IFC’s leadership team for a private reception.

Requirements for IFC Flash Essay Contest Qualification

  • Are you a woman from a developing country or in a developing country driving sustainable development in manufacturing?
  • Whether you’ve founded a start-up that uses sustainable manufacturing solutions or you’re working in an established company to strengthen climate-friendly production and processes, They would like to hear what you’re doing and why.

Application Deadline

September 4, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to International Finance Corporation (IFC) on to apply

For more details,visit IFC website

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